Mālia Purdy, M.P.H.
Medical Education Division, ‘Imi Ho‘ōla Post-Baccalaureate Program; Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence
Phone: (808) 692-1024
Mālia Purdy holds a Masters of Public Health degree specializing in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health (NHIH). She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) at University of Hawaii at Mānoa which focuses on translational research and emphasizes community-based participatory research methodologies. Ms. Purdy hails from the island of Maui and is a native speaker of her language. Through her experience in attending Kula Kaiapuni, the Native Hawaiian culture and language immersion education program, she is invested in her community. Mālia’s primary area of interest is community driven programs as mechanism to ensure and sustain interventions that are aimed to address the needs of the community.